Technology

IoT for building energy management

IoT and building energy management

What, exactly, is the Internet of Things (IoT)? And how does it relate to building energy management? Read ahead for how connective technologies can lead to smarter buildings.
SmartBuilding

Want more smart buildings? Amp up the collaboration

“Smart technologies are defined by their interconnectedness,” points out a recent ACEEE report on smart building markets. The companies that buy and sell them, however, are defined by their disconnectedness.
SmartBuilding

Smart building retrofits: What’s holding you back?

As building owners and facilities teams consider upgrading to smart building infrastructure, here are three broad scenarios that may be holding them back.
human centric lighting

Illuminating human centric lighting

A seven-month study revealed a 12-per-cent increase in task performance metrics for office workers who worked under HCL fixtures.
digital factory

Scotiabank shifts gears with new Digital Factory

The half-pixelated gear that hangs above the entryway symbolizes the output of Scotiabank’s new Digital Factory in Toronto.
rental housing loan fund

Envisioning tools get an upgrade

3D and photo-realistic envisioning tools are nothing new, but they now allow changes to be made on the fly.
KPMG Vaughan

KPMG looks to clients in locating Vaughan office

When KPMG selected its new location, proximity to clients factored prominently, leading the growing professional services firm to set up shop in Vaughan.
meeting room

Better employee experiences in meeting rooms

Meeting rooms play a key part in rounding out a better employee experience for those that struggle with reduced privacy at workstations in an open layout.
building information modelling

Bergeron Centre a model for fully integrated BIM

The use of building information modelling to develop the Bergeron Centre at York University earned the project a Canada BIM Council award.
commercial real estate

Top 14 stories to watch in 2017

Last year, the commercial real estate industry faced a number of diverse challenges and successes that are expected to develop throughout 2017. Here, REMI’s award-winning
Brookfield GIS

Brookfield GIS expands and rebrands

A visitor to Brookfield GIS' new Innovation Centre might miss one of its most novel features without the benefit of a tour guide.
Student ServiceHub

Student ServiceHub earns ARIDO award

Ryerson University's new Student ServiceHub has just earned an Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO) award of excellence.
workplace transformation

Inside CBRE’s latest workplace transformation

CBRE's Toronto West team was the first of three GTA offices to move into new digs as the firm completes a cross-country workplace transformation program.
Double exposure girl city. Student using digital tablet pad

“Tech” company workplace design trends

The rise of the disruptive upstart has ushered in a second wave dotcom era, and it has implications for workplace design trends beyond the tech sector.
Portas PCL construction

BIM’s value throughout the building life cycle

Experts share how facility managers can fully capture the benefits made available in BIM throughout the building life cycle.
MacOdrum Library

MacOdrum Library’s novel redesign wins award

Diamond Schmitt Architects' dramatic $27-million redesign of Carleton University’s MacOdrum Library earned a 2015 Library Building Award on July 7.
Work from home

How to find the right mix of workplace choice

The recent popularity of flexible spaces doesn’t mean traditional spaces should be abandoned altogether. Indeed, that there isn’t one perfect model for the workplace was